§ Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on question [20th February], "That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Acts relating to Public Health in Ireland."—(Mr. Gerald Balfour.)
§ MR. J. P FARRELL (Cavan, W.)
thought, before the House proceeded to give leave for the introduction of this Bill, the right hon. Gentleman should give some explanation of its provisions, with a view to ascertaining what its effect would be.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
said that the object of the Bill was to remove certain defects which had been shown to exist in the working of the present Acts, and to assimilate the law with that of England. The Bill was circulated with a memorandum explaining the purport of the various clauses, and he would undertake not to move the Second Reading until hon. Members had had a full opportunity of mastering its details.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Gerald Balfour and Mr. Attorney General for Ireland.
§ Presented accordingly and read 1a; to be read 2a upon Monday next.—[Bill 118.]